Mentoring & Case Consultation Committee


Mentoring & Case Consultation         
Chair: Tricia S. Jones
Members: Michael Lang, Vivienne Fey, Angela Herberholz, Chris Lahatte, John Settle, John Sturrock, Susan Terry, Howard Herman, Cherise Hairston, Amanda Semenoff and Patricia Draves


Presentation Slides from Open Forum

New Article by John Settle:
MENTORING IN MEDIATION: An Overview of Principles and Best Practices


FINAL REPORT ON MENTORING BEST PRACTICES

This report is prepared on behalf of the members of the Mentoring and Consultation subcommittee, all of whom are actively providing or participating in mentoring activities.

The term “Mentor” been commonly used to include guide, champion, teacher, supervisor. Today because we inherited many traditions of mentoring practices, we continue to use the term broadly while also attempting to give it somewhat more definition in terms of mediation and related professional practices.

Sub-committee members have provided program descriptions, mentoring documents and other extensive materials related to mentoring, all of which may be found at: www.mediate.com/onlinetraining/pg30.cfm. Throughout this report, we will refer to these documents, noting them with (*).

A mentor/coach is a way of being.
Juliana Birkhoff, “Mentoring and Coaching," Mediate.com


SECTION I – TYPES OF QUESTIONS WITH WHICH WE WERE DEALING IN THIS PROJECT

This section includes five identified groups of questions that emerged through our discussions. Further focused discussions will undoubtedly expand and refine these questions which help us understand the complexity and nuances of the mentoring process. Our efforts have been focused on how we as a field can have a more common understanding of what we mean by mentoring and how we can build a multi-faceted mentoring network that can meet the multiplicity of needs of a complex field of endeavor.

SECTION II – WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR ABOUT BEST PRACTICES

Our work focused primarily on structured, articulated, or otherwise intentional forms of mentoring. We used the knowledge and experience of private organizations, governmental entities, and private practitioners that have put a great deal of thought and effort into building integrated and thoughtful mentoring programs. From the discussions with programs and practitioners as well as reviewing materials (program descriptions, articles, etc.) we have extrapolated common elements and key learnings. Our anticipation is that this document can serve as our “working draft” of Best Practices for Mentoring.

READ THE COMPLETE MENTORING AND CONSULTATION BEST PRACTICES REPORT

 

Linked Resources

Tips for Mentors
Tips, Techniques, and Best Practices
Developed by John Settle, Certified Mentor Mediator
Supreme Court of Virginia, USA

Guidelines for Starting a Reflective Practice/Peer Consultation Goup (RPG)
by Michael Lang

Why Case Consultation/Reflective Practice Groups Matter for Mediators
by Michael Lang, Rochelle Arms Almengor

Excellence: Using Reflective Debrief to Build Competence
by Michael Lang and Susanne Terry

Virginia Mediator Self-reflection.pdf

Virginia self reflection form.pdf

Virginia Guidelines for training and certif.pdf

Virginia mentorship_guidelines.pdf

Help Shape the Next Generation of Mediators! - Herberholz.pdf

Peacemaker self study-mosten and scudder .pdf

Mentoring and Evaluating New Mediators- Evan Ash.pdf

International Academy of Mediators - Mentorship Program.pdf

ORION mentoring.pdf

IMI - Mediation Mentorship.pdf

IMI - The benefits of becoming a mediation m entor — International Mediation Institute.pdf

MentorshipAssociationofDivorceFinancialPlanners1.pdf

Herman - Reflective Mediation Practice Materials - UC Hastings Symposium - 2019.pdf


Additional Resources

American Psychological Association

            Introduction to Mentorship for Mentors and Mentees

            Forms of Mentoring

            Stages of Mentoring

            Mentoring Etiquette

Evan Ash

            Mentoring and Evaluating New Mediators

Juliana Birkhoff

            Mentoring and Coaching

Commonwealth of Virginia

            Guidelines for Training and Certification

            Mentorship Guidelines

            Self-Reflection Form

            Mentee Evaluation Instructions

Community Law & Mediation (Ireland)

            Mentoring Policy

            CLM’s Reflective Practice Programme

Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors

Angela Herberholz

            Help Shape the Next Generation of Mediators!

Howard Herman

            Reflective Mediation Practice

International Mediation Institute (IMI)

            Welcome to IMI-YMI Mentorship Framework

            The Benefits of Becoming a Mediation Mentor

International Mentoring Association

            Mentoring Program Standards

Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII)

            Mentoring for Mediators in Reflective Practice and Building Skills and Experience

            Discussion Paper – Mentoring

Peer Bulletin Magazine

John Settle

            Mentoring Tips , Techniques and Best Practices

Susan Terry

            Orion--A Professional Internship/Mentoring Program For Family Mediators

Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

            Introduction to Communities of Practice

            Start-up Guide – Communities of Practice